Acts 5:24
New International Version
On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were at a loss, wondering what this might lead to.

New Living Translation
When the captain of the Temple guard and the leading priests heard this, they were perplexed, wondering where it would all end.

English Standard Version
Now when the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them, wondering what this would come to.

Berean Study Bible
When the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard this account, they were perplexed as to what was happening.

Berean Literal Bible
Now when both the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were perplexed concerning them, what this might be.

New American Standard Bible
Now when the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them as to what would come of this.

King James Bible
Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.

Christian Standard Bible
As the captain of the temple police and the chief priests heard these things, they were baffled about them, wondering what would come of this.

Contemporary English Version
The captain of the temple police and the chief priests listened to their report, but they did not know what to think about it.

Good News Translation
When the chief priests and the officer in charge of the Temple guards heard this, they wondered what had happened to the apostles.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As the commander of the temple police and the chief priests heard these things, they were baffled about them, as to what could come of this.

International Standard Version
When the commander of the Temple guards and the high priests heard these words, they were utterly at a loss as to what could have happened to them.

NET Bible
Now when the commander of the temple guard and the chief priests heard this report, they were greatly puzzled concerning it, wondering what this could be.

New Heart English Bible
Now when the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these words, they were very perplexed about them and what might become of this.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when The Chief Priests and the Leaders of The Temple heard these words, they were astonished at them and they were considering what this was.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the officer of the temple guards and the chief priests heard this, they were puzzled about what could have happened.

New American Standard 1977
Now when the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them as to what would come of this.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the princes of the priests heard these things, they were perplexed regarding what this would come to.

King James 2000 Bible
Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they were perplexed of what might come of this.

American King James Version
Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.

American Standard Version
Now when the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were much perplexed concerning them whereunto this would grow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now when the officer of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were in doubt concerning them, what would come to pass.

Darby Bible Translation
And when they heard these words, both the priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests were in perplexity as to them, what this would come to.

English Revised Version
Now when the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were much perplexed concerning them whereunto this would grow.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now when the high priest, and the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them to what this would grow.

Weymouth New Testament
When the Commander of the Temple Guards and the High Priests heard this statement, they were utterly at a loss with regard to it, wondering what would happen next.

World English Bible
Now when the high priest, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these words, they were very perplexed about them and what might become of this.

Young's Literal Translation
And as the priest, and the magistrate of the temple, and the chief priests, heard these words, they were doubting concerning them to what this would come;
Study Bible
The Apostles Before the Council
23“We found the jail securely locked, with the guards posted at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside.” 24When the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard this account, they were perplexed as to what was happening. 25Then someone came in and announced, “Look, the men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts, teaching the people!”…
Cross References
Luke 22:4
And Judas went to discuss with the chief priests and temple officers how he might betray Jesus to them.

Acts 4:1
While Peter and John were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to them,

Acts 5:23
"We found the jail securely locked, with the guards posted at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside."

Acts 5:25
Then someone came in and announced, "Look, the men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts, teaching the people!"

Acts 5:26
At that point, the captain went with the officers and brought the apostles--but not by force, for fear the people would stone them.

Treasury of Scripture

Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.

the captain.

Acts 5:26
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

Acts 4:1
And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

Luke 22:4,52
And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them…

they.

Acts 2:12
And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

Acts 4:16,17,21
Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it

John 11:47,48
Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles…

this.

Isaiah 9:7
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah 53:1,2
Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? …

Daniel 2:34,35,44,45
Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces…







Lexicon
[When]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

captain
στρατηγὸς (stratēgos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4755: From the base of stratia and ago or hegeomai; a general, i.e. a governor, the chief of the temple-wardens.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

temple [guard]
ἱεροῦ (hierou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2411: Neuter of hieros; a sacred place, i.e. The entire precincts of the Temple.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

chief priests
ἀρχιερεῖς (archiereis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

heard
ἤκουσαν (ēkousan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

this
τούτους (toutous)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

account,
λόγους (logous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

they were perplexed
διηπόρουν (diēporoun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1280: To be in trouble, doubt, difficulty; To be at a loss. From dia and aporeo; to be thoroughly nonplussed.

as to
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

what
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

was happening.
γένοιτο (genoito)
Verb - Aorist Optative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.
(24) The high priest.--The Received text gives "the priest," but the use of that word as meaning the high priest has no parallel in the New Testament, and the word is omitted by many of the best MSS.

The captain of the temple.--The commander of the Levite sentinels. (See Notes on Acts 4:1; Luke 22:52.)

Whereunto this would grow.--Literally, what it might become, or, possibly, what it might be. They do not seem to have recognised at once the supernatural character of what had taken place, and may have conjectured that the Apostles had by some human help effected their escape.

Verse 24. - The captain of the temple for the high priest and the captain, etc., A.V. and T.R.; words for things, A.V.; were much perplexed concerning them for doubted of them, A.V. The captain of the temple, etc. Meyer, followed by Alford, retains the T.R., in which the word for the high priest is ὁ ἱερεὺς. It is true that this word occurs nowhere else in the New Testament for "the high priest." But in the Old Testament כֹהֵן is very frequently used to designate the high priest, as Exodus 29:30; Exodus 35:19; Numbers 3:32; 2 Chronicles 22:11; 2 Kings 22:10; 1 Kings 1:8, etc.; and in such places is represented by ἱερεὺς in the LXX. So that St. Luke may very probably have used it here where the context made the meaning clear, and where he intended to use the word ἀρχιερεῖς for "the chief priests." For the captain, see above (Acts 4:1, note). He was especially interested as being, probably, the officer who had arrested the apostles the day before. Were much perplexed concerning. The verb (διαπορέω), which only occurs in the New Testament here and Acts 2:12, 10:17, Luke 9:7, and (in the middle voice) Luke 24:4, means properly "to be in doubt which road to take," hence generally to be in doubt, perplexity. Them may apply either to the words, the strange things just reported to them, or to the apostles about whom the things were reported. It seems most natural to refer it to the words. They were in doubt and perplexity as to what it would all grow to. 5:17-25 There is no prison so dark, so strong, but God can visit his people in it, and, if he pleases, fetch them out. Recoveries from sickness, releases out of trouble, are granted, not that we may enjoy the comforts of life, but that God may be honoured with the services of our life. It is not for the preachers of Christ's gospel to retire into corners, as long as they can have any opportunity of preaching in the great congregation. They must preach to the lowest, whose souls are as precious to Christ as the souls of the greatest. Speak to all, for all are concerned. Speak as those who resolve to stand to it, to live and die by it. Speak all the words of this heavenly, divine life, in comparison with which the present earthly life does not deserve the name. These words of life, which the Holy Ghost puts into your mouth. The words of the gospel are the words of life; words whereby we may be saved. How wretched are those who are vexed at the success of the gospel! They cannot but see that the word and power of the Lord are against them; and they tremble for the consequences, yet they will go on.
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